Bob Houbregs

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Bob Houbregs
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Center / Forward
Personal information
Born (1932-03-12) March 12, 1932 (age 82)
Vancouver, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Queen Anne
(Seattle, Washington)
College Washington (1950–1953)
NBA draft 1953 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Hawks
Pro playing career 1953–1958
Career history
1953 Milwaukee Hawks
1953–1954 Baltimore Bullets
1954 Boston Celtics
1954–1958 Fort Wayne / Detroit Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 2,611 (9.3 ppg)
Rebounds 1,552 (5.5 rpg)
Assists 500 (1.8 apg)
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame as player

Robert J. "Bob" Houbregs (born March 12, 1932) is a Canadian former professional basketball player.

A 6'8", 225 pound forward-center, Houbregs attended the University of Washington from 1949 to 1953. In 1952, Houbregs was a Second Team Consensus All-America selection. In 1953, as a senior, he was named NCAA Player of the Year, was a Consensus All-America selection, helped lead the University of Washington to the Final Four, and was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 34.8 points per game in the post-season.

Houbregs was drafted by the NBA's Milwaukee Hawks with the 3rd overall pick in 1953 and played five seasons (1953–1958) in the NBA with four teams: the Hawks, the Baltimore Bullets, the Boston Celtics, and the Fort Wayne (later Detroit) Pistons. Houbregs' career scoring average was 9.3 points per game, and he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987.

Houbregs served as general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics from 1970 to 1973.

Houbregs is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.[1]

In 2000, Houbregs was inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame for his significant contributions to the sport as a player.[2]


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